A personalised therapy
Your needs in therapy vary with life situations, evolving relationships and other conditions. My role is to help us build a relationship as a safe place for your feelings and thoughts. Guided by instinct and the experiences, I adapt my style keeping a spirit open to...
a creative experimentation
During our sessions I mainly follow the humanistic phenomenological approach, which is based on the "here and now" experience of creating and perceiving art images. I encourage you to explore the different art media, enjoy the creative process, then describe your work and derive some symbolic meaning.
the empowerment and empathy
I believe on the empowerment and empathy of the person involved in the therapeutic process. This is typical of the humanistic person-centered approach that focuses on the present, the self-expression and the potentials of all individuals.
a psychodynamic approach
It is the psychodynamic art therapy approach that has deeply influenced me and helped me to see the impact of our childhood on our life, our choices and feelings. With this approach we look at your experiences from the past, your unconsious thoughts developed mainly through childhood, your defense mechanisms and patterns, issues of transference, root causes of current emotions etc. I often give you themes in order to stimulate the creative process.
I propose cycles of therapy with specific objectives designed specifically for each case. When working with children, I report to parents (and to insurers, if required) with a written opinion at the end of each therapeutic cycle. We review the results and set new objectives taking into account the progress in the personal and social domain.
Art therapy is a by definition "a documented" type of therapy where the progress made during cycles is often reflected on the creations of the patient. I often use a visual diary to demonstrate the results of our work.
I aim to offer a heart-warming experience and a safe, criticism-free zone. I will guide you through the healing experience with care and empathy. I will also learn from you.